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Admissions Counselors work in colleges and are responsible for recruiting students. Work activities like preparing admission paperwork, helping students with application processes, and advising high school seniors on what courses to choose to become eligible for college are commonly seen on Admissions Counselor resume samples. Based on our collection of resumes, successful candidates demonstrate college admission process knowledge, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, time management, accuracy, and computer competencies. A Bachelor's degree in an educational field is usually required.

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Senior Admissions Counselor

Managed admissions department budget, marketing, day-to-day operations and coordination of all recruitment initiatives under direction of the VP of Enrollment.

  • Planned and assigned/executed over 75 recruiting and admissions events each year, ranging from on-campus preview days to class presentations at undergrad institutions.
  • Developed and maintained policies and procedures and managed full cycle of recruitment and admissions, working with applicants through their entire matriculation.
  • Increased accepted applicant rate by 25% and enrollment by 30% despite elevated admissions standards over an economically-challenged period (2011 - 2013).
  • Trained, supervised and evaluated all admissions counselors with emphasis on competency development and resolution of applicant issues.
  • Assisted in design and development of all recruitment collateral including booths, signage, brochures and promotional items.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BBA
Marketing
2

Admissions Counselor

Generated new business through cold calls and self-generated leads, and maintained high retention through a precise and calculated process-driven structure.

  • Maintained rapport with old business to garner referrals and build a wider business pipeline.
  • Awarded Most Valuable Player 11 times for leading team in efforts and production.
  • Regarded as one of the highest performers in training class and maintained rankings in top 3% call center-wide.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Voc
Vocational Degree
BS
Business Administration
3

Admissions Counselor

Recruited and enrolled students interested in [company name] undergraduate online degree programs.

  • Made outbound calls to prospective students and advised them on the enrollment process and how to apply for federal financial aid programs.
  • Conducted phone interviews with prospective students and advised on degree options to suit student professional goals. Ensured student success before, during, and after first course by frequent follow up calls to answer student questions.
  • Ensured student success before, during, and after first course by frequent follow up calls to answer student questions.
  • Generated prospective student recommendations from current students.
  • Helped students calculate estimated costs of attendance.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
BA
Finance
4

Admissions Counselor

  • Created team building and incentive based programs as a team leader of twelve other sales reps.
  • Assisted in training new hires and developing struggling reps under the supervision of an assistant director. Monitored team’s sales figures and progress over time to assist in developing appropriate action plans.
  • Made about 50 outbound calls per day and received about 10 inbound calls daily while refining and adapting sales skills to cater to each individual student and their product interest.
  • Established relationships with potential students through phone sales and occasional face to face sales.
  • Obtained referrals from students already enrolled in courses and developed those into registrations throughout eight-week sales cycles.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Secondary Education / Earth Science
5

Lead Admissions Counselor

Recruited prospective students by making outbound calls to communicate benefits of earning a degree through [company name]'s online programs

  • Assisted new students with enrollment process
  • Prepared new students for academic success by providing guidance, classroom training, and support during their first 5-week course
  • Managed mini-team of Admissions Counselors to facilitate effective recruitment and progression of new students
  • Coached mini-team members for consistent improvement of enrollment and retention practices
  • Led meetings and trainings for other employees within the Admissions department
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Finance
6

Admissions Counselor

Reviewed and maintained over 1500 applications during busy admissions season.

  • Interviewed and accepted more than 1000 applicants.
  • Maintained meaningful written and verbal communication with all applying and accepted applicants and families.
  • Made important acceptance decisions evaluating students who do not meet college requirements.
  • Designed and conducted information session slideshow and presentation.
  • Conferred with guidance counselors while visiting and speaking at different high schools and colleges through fairs and scheduled visits.
  • Developed new rules and regulations while implementing new recruiting efforts using social media.
  • Created new process for interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, and managing tour guides.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Communication Studies
7

Admissions Counselor

Utilized creative and persistent sales techniques to attain top 5% in company for student starts.

  • Retained 90% of enrolled students per 8 week period.
  • Received MVP award 10 out of 12 months.
  • Provided in depth information on degree programs, resources, tuition cost and accreditation.
  • Made program suggestions based on student interests and career goals.
  • Facilitated completion of applications, enrollment agreements and transcript request forms.
  • Conducted in-depth online orientation to ensure student success.
  • Scheduled walk to class appointments to confirm student engagement.
  • Conducted training classes; developed and implemented new training documents.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
8

Admissions Counselor

Responsible for recruiting approximately 15% of each incoming freshmen class

  • Advised 300-400 prospective students and their families through each step in the college admissions process from application and housing to financial aid and orientation
  • Hosted individual on-campus visits and led full campus tours daily
  • Coordinated and presented during large campus visits including open houses, Iowa bus trip overnights, and junior preview days
  • Managed all scheduling of events, guest panel speakers, and registrations for Iowa Private College Week
  • Scheduled my own fall and spring travel, visited high schools to meet with students and guidance counselors
  • Represented [company name]at college fairs within my recruitment territory of eastern Iowa
  • Maintained contact with each student and their parents, via phone calls and emails, to inform them of upcoming campus events and deadlines
  • Documented all contact with prospective students and families in our Datatel and Recruiter systems, as well as in Excel spreadsheets and Google Drive
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Marketing And Management
9

Admissions Counselor - Undergraduate Admissions

Recruited prospective transfer students through college visits and fairs throughout New England

  • Performed hundreds of transfer credit evaluations for incoming students using uAchieve database
  • Read admissions files and made decisions for over 1,000 students with PeopleSoft application
  • Provided counsel for 100s of students and assisted tracking of students through application process
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
10

Traveling Admissions Counselor

  • Recruited high school seniors to attend [company name]
  • Grew enrollment from my territory by 36% in 2013-14 and by 29% in 2014-15
  • Oversaw design and creation of travel marketing materials for 2015-16 recruitment cycle
  • Managed recruitment territory comprising northern Illinois and Wisconsin by actively recruiting from more than 200 Illinois high schools and servicing interest from Wisconsin
  • Negotiated financial aid offers to ensure both satisfaction of prospective families and minimum revenue per student for Blackburn
  • Maintained personal recruitment database and communicated routinely with prospective students and families
  • Advised prospective students and families on Blackburn's programs, including academic advising of first-semester freshman coursework
  • Hired and supervised two student assistants
  • Appointed by college president to serve on 4-person committee whose goal was to refine college's position in higher education marketplace
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English

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